After 15 years with Pioneer DJ, Parkinson’s expertise will drive DENON DJ to new heights of innovation and performance.

Cumberland, RI USA (November 19, 2019)—DENON DJ (, a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced that noted DJ industry veteran Rik Parkinson has joined DENON DJ as their Director of Strategic Development. In this newly-created position, Parkinson will work with DENON DJ’s outstanding team of product and marketing professionals to build on the amazing success of recent products such as the DENON DJ PRIME 4 4-channel standalone DJ system and the SC5000M media player.

Parkinson brings with him a wealth of intense DJ industry experience. His in-depth knowledge of the market coupled with his technical product expertise gives Parkinson a unique vantage point from which he will help further the expansion and innovation of DENON DJ’s product line-up.

Pat Sullivan, President of inMusic said,

“Rik is a perfect fit for the product-focused culture at DENON DJ. When the opportunity to work with Rik presented itself, it was a no brainer that he would be a great addition to our very experienced DJ team for a market that is growing rapidly for us. He brings a lifelong passion for the DJ community and a true understanding of its rapidly evolving landscape. His experience and knowledge of the market, combined with DENON DJ’s respected products and innovative technologies, will help us create game-changing products for the future DJ. We couldn’t be more excited to see what Rik will do at DENON DJ.”

Rik Parkinson added,
“DENON DJ drives industry expectations with disruptive technology for today’s and tomorrow’s DJs, who seek feature-rich and reliable gear. It's an honor to join this portfolio of highly-respected products and I can’t wait to work with a team like this that is deeply immersed in DJ culture and constantly challenging each other to deliver new fringe technology into our ecosystem.”

Parkinson assumes his new role with DENON DJ effective immediately.



With over a quarter-century of creating innovative, ground-breaking technology, DENON DJ ( is committed to the betterment and growth of the creative DJ’s workflow. A prioritization to engage and interact with the global DJ community, added to world-class customer support, shows DENON DJ further defining the future of professional DJ performance.